Articles by Dr. Chris

Signs of a Cataract (Eyes) and How Cataracts Affect Vision

Cataracts can occur in any age group for different reasons but most of the time it is seen in older adults due to age-related changes in the lens of the eye. It is also linked to conditions like high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes, which are common chronic conditions that are more often seen in older adults. >> Read More ...

Signs of Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) and How it is Spread

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common eye condition that affects all age groups. It is particularly common in children as viral conjunctivitis tends to spread rapidly in day care centers and schools. However, not all cases of conjunctivitis are due to an infection. Conjunctivitis may not always appear with >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Sleep Apnea (Breathing Stops When Sleeping)

Sleep apnea is a growing problem globally and the more common type, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is closely associated with obesity. It is estimated to affect about 2% of women and 4% of men in the United States. Collectively the different types of sleep apnea are believed to affect as many as 20 million Americans. >> Read More ...

Mucus in Throat – Sources and Causes of Throat Mucus

Mucus is produced along the entire course of the respiratory tract,  from the nose to the lungs. It serves several important functions, such as keeping the respiratory tract moist which is prone to drying with airflow and to trap dust and microbes which may enter with the inflowing air. However, there are instances where >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Bronchitis (Acute and Chronic)

Bronchitis is a common condition and one of the main reasons why patients with respiratory symptoms seek medical attention. Most of the time acute bronchitis occurs in fall or winter and usually arises with the cold or flu. It may persist for a few days to weeks. Chronic bronchitis on the other hand is permanent and >> Read More ...

Flood Health Risks, Types of Diseases and Prevention

Natural disasters like floods have significant health consequences, even in the long term. It is not just the immediate danger of drowning, injuries or hypothermia that are a concern. Flooding increases the risk of various diseases that may not have otherwise been a major health problem in an affected area. While a flood >> Read More ...

10 Symptoms of Brain Aneurysm and Risk of Death

Aneurysms can occur anywhere in the body but are particularly dangerous when it arises in areas like the brain. It can even lead to death in these instances. Since aneurysms that are unruptured usually do not cause any signs or symptoms, a person could have a brain aneurysm for long periods of time without knowing it. >> Read More ...
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